Employee Spotlight – Part 6, Proud, Perfectionist, Talented.
Introducing, Lewis Coles, Moving Lights Technician for Neg Earth Lights. Lewis has been with the Neg Earth team for 3 months; we conducted a short interview to find out more.
What is your role at Neg Earth Lights?
[Lewis] I am a moving lights technician, my responsibilities include preparing and repairing moving light fixtures for jobs, to a high standard.
What did you do for a job before working at Neg Earth?
[Lewis] I worked as a crew member for Cancer Research Events, as well as a theatre technician at the University I attended.
How did you first learn about Neg Earth?
[Lewis] I found out about Neg Earth on LinkedIn, I applied for the role not really knowing anything about the company. Since being here, I am so glad I applied!
What is your favourite part about working for Neg Earth?
[Lewis] The people provide a great working environment. I take a lot of pride in my work so understanding the level of detail that our clients expect encourages me to thrive; especially being conscious of the fact I am part of providing such a high level of service.
What 3 words best describe Neg Earth?
[Lewis] Proud, Perfectionists, Talented.
How has Neg Earth helped you in career development?
[Lewis] Since being part of the team, I realise there are many avenues I can take at Neg Earth. Knowing this has encouraged me to strive for a career within the company.
If you could switch your job with anyone else at Neg Earth, whose job would you want?
[Lewis] I love my job. In the future, I would like to become a senior technician so I can teach others all the things I have learnt since starting my role.
If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
[Lewis] That’s tough! Either a nice rich lasagne or a curry.
Would you rather be a tiny elephant or a giant hamster and why?
[Lewis] A tiny elephant, I’m a loud and outgoing person and I think it would be funny to imagine the noise that an elephant makes coming out of such a tiny animal.
Which cartoon character would you most like to switch lives with?
[Lewis] Bart Simpson; misbehaving brings a thrill to life.
What is your favourite TV series?
[Lewis] The Office US, I can’t count how many times I have seen it.
If you were an animal, what would it be?
[Lewis] A Tiger.
Name a cause that is close to your heart.
[Lewis] Maybe not a cause as such, but I like to see people happy and bring happiness to others. If I can make someone laugh or smile, I always have a good day.
What advice would you give your 10-year-old self?
[Lewis] Things will get tough, but no matter what, keep going and keep smiling.
What is your proudest moment at Neg Earth?
[Lewis] I managed a team of 3 that sorted through the lights returned from Silverstone Lap of Lights. The team and I, in just 3 days, sorted more than 500 fixtures, this was a real achievement for me.
What advice do you have for prospective Neg Earth candidates?
[Lewis] Don’t worry about your level of experience, Neg Earth is very accepting of people from all different backgrounds. Never be afraid to ask questions and never give up trying.